Samus last 2D adventure was in 2004 with the GBA release Metroid: Zero Mission, which was a remake of the original Metroid. Despite the lengthy hiatus between 2D entries, I was initially disappointed to hear that MercurySteams Metroid project was another remake. However, Samus Returns has enough unique content that it feels like a worthy sequel. MercurySteams first outing with the franchise is also different enough from the recent fan remake AM2R, so fans shouldnt hesitate to pick up this rare gem. This might be Samus first 2D adventure in more than a dozen years, but its a great reminder of why we fell in love with the franchise in the first place.